What generation is 1896?

Everyone born in 1896 is a member of the Lost Generation. Representatives of this generation became adults during World War I. The generation is called Lost because of uncertainty and disorientation that followed WWI. In Europe it is called Generation of 1914 after the year when World War I started. Likely there are no representatives of this generation remain.

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Famous Lost Generation people born in 1896:

  • F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Novelist.
    Born on the 24th of September, 1896 (Libra) in Saint Paul, MN. Died on the 21st of December, 1940, at the age of 44.

  • GEORGE BURNS, TV Actor.
    Born on the 20th of January, 1896 (Aquarius) in New York City, NY. Died on the 9th of March, 1996, at the age of 100.

  • JOAN LINDSAY, Novelist.
    Born on the 16th of November, 1896 (Scorpio) in Melbourne, Australia. Died on the 23rd of December, 1984, at the age of 88.

  • PHIL BAKER, Comedian.
    Born on the 26th of August, 1896 (Virgo) in Philadelphia, PA. Died on the 30th of November, 1963, at the age of 67.

  • TOMÁS BLANCO, Non-Fiction Author.
    Born on the 9th of December, 1896 (Sagittarius) in Puerto Rico. Died on the 12th of April, 1975, at the age of 78.

  • LAWRENCE TIBBETT, Opera Singer.
    Born on the 16th of November, 1896 (Scorpio) in California. Died on the 15th of July, 1960, at the age of 63.

  • OSWALD MOSLEY, Politician.
    Born on the 16th of November, 1896 (Scorpio) in England. Died on the 3rd of December, 1980, at the age of 84.